Reports Report 3504a (Event 3504-2017)

Name Rick V
Experience Level 4/5
Remarks I wish I had my cell phone on recording it.
Address Hainesville, IL
Latitude 42° 20' 49.14'' N (42.346984°)
Longitude 88° 4' 15.1'' W (-88.07086°)
Elevation 245.455m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-09-30 15:30 CDT
UT Date & Time 2017-09-30 20:30 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From down left to up right
Descent Angle
Facing azimuth 208.1°
First azimuth 207.11°
First elevation 60°
Last azimuth 230.8°
Last elevation 62°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -12
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 2s
Remarks Meteor observation Sept 30 2017 about 3:30pm Hainesville IL: In daylight, I was in the shadow of the roof looking toward the sun, so I could see cattail seeds blowing in the wind at different elevations. When I focused on the higher blowing seeds in the distance, I saw a wisp of a contrail, at the speed of a meteor, for a second and a half. It started out long then stopped and picked up again for even shorter time then ended. The contrail did not linger at all. It was in the stratus. It was a vapor. The contrail's disappearance was immediate. Other things I noticed: I noticed during the entry, ether it was a second and a half or two seconds the wind, distorted the contrail entry just a tad. The entry was on the right side of the sun with the distance about a degree and at the same declination as the sun. There was no flash, only contrail. No parts falling off, ether. The contrail was as wide as the object with no vortexes. There was no sound. The shotgun shooting range was active all the time where I was. Had I heard anything, I would have not have been able to distinguish between a sonic boom and a shotgun percussion. The range is about a quarter mile away or closer. It was not a gossamer spiderweb reflecting in the sun, because I originally thought that was what a saw then I realized what I really saw. The angle the entry seemed it was more downward toward me below rather than across. It was headed more toward Racine county or Kenosha county in Wisconsin or maybe west of Milwaukee. It was traveling from southwest by south toward northwest by north. At arms length the contrail was about the length index finger. This was awesome to see because I had never heard of daylight entries being observed except for what happened in Russia several year ago on you tube or Washington state on film.
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -